Set up WiFi via a USB Drive

Use this approach to connect SpectroLink™ to a wireless access-point.

For first time users, please refer to our user manual before proceeding. This feature requires SpectroLink™ software version 1.5.0 or above

What you need 

  • SpectroLink™ (incl. power supply)
  • USB flash drive 
  • Your WiFi credentials (SSID and password)
  • PC

Setting up WiFi on your SpectroLink™

Once you have a USB flash drive and your WiFi credentials ready, do the following: 

  1. Before you begin make sure that your SpectroLink™ is powered off.
  2. Right click on this template and save it somewhere on your computer.
  3. Open it on any text editor. 
  4. Replace YOUR-SSID with the name of your access point SSID
  5. Replace YOUR-WIFI_PASSWORD with your WiFi password. 
  6. Save your changes and then move it to the *root (top level) of your USB flash drive. 
  7. Eject the USB flash drive from your PC.
  8. **Plug the USB flash drive into your SpectroLink™. 
  9. Power on your SpectroLink™ by plugging in the power supply and wait for it to start up.
    1. If center LED blinks with a purple color pattern (slow to fast) then the configuration file has been read correctly †. 
    2. If the center LED blinks with a red color then the file is not setup up correctly †.
      If issues persist, contact our support by creating a support ticket.
  10. Your SpectroLink™ should now be on your desired WiFi and is ready for SpectroWorks™. The USB flash drive can be removed. 

Repeat steps 7-9 for any other SpectroLink™ devices that you wish to set up on the same WiFi. 

* If your USB flash drive contains multiple partitions, place the wifi-config.txt file in the first partition. Alternatively, you may consider reformatting the drive or using a different USB flash drive. 

** To ensure proper functionality, please ensure that the USB flash drive is directly plugged into SpectroLink™, avoiding the use of USB hubs.

† This guide assumes a SpectroLink™ device produced after April 2023 (hardware version 1.2.0 or newer). If you are using an earlier version that does not have LED indicators then the steps regarding the LED indicators can be safely ignored. SpectroWorks™ can be used to check whether your SpectroLink™ is online.